Dental caries is the most common chronic disease among youth aged 6–19
years (1). Untreated caries can cause pain and infections (2,3). Monitoring
prevalence of untreated and total caries (untreated and treated) is key to
preventing and controlling oral diseases. This report presents the prevalence
of total and untreated caries in primary or permanent teeth among youth aged
2–19 years for 2015–2016, and trends from 2011–2012 through 2015–2016.
Keywords: tooth decay • dental cavity • caries experience • NHANES